Kathasaritsagara [sanskrit]

by C. H. Tawney | 2014 | 226,424 words | ISBN-13: 9789350501351

The Sanskrit edition of the Kathasaritsagara referencing the English translation and grammatical analysis. Written by Somadeva and dating from the 12th century, the Kathasaritsagara (or Katha-sarit-sagara) represents an epic legend narrating the adventures of Naravahanadatta as he strives to become the destined emperor of the Vidyadharas. Alternative titles: (Kathāsaritsāgara, कथासरित्सागर, Kathā-sarit-sāgara)

Verse 12.34.298

तत्किं शुचा गतिश्चित्रा जन्तुषु क्रीडतो विधेः ।
तदभद्रं यथा तद्वद्दद्याद्भद्रं स एव वः ॥ २९७ ॥

tatkiṃ śucā gatiścitrā jantuṣu krīḍato vidheḥ |
tadabhadraṃ yathā tadvaddadyādbhadraṃ sa eva vaḥ || 297 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.34.298 is contained in the book The Ocean of Story by C.H. Tawney. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (12.34.298). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tat, Tad, Kim, Shuca, Gati, Citra, Jantu, Kridat, Vidhi, Tada, Bhadram, Bhadra, Yatha, Tadvat, Sah, Eva, Yushmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.34.298). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “tatkiṃ śucā gatiścitrā jantuṣu krīḍato vidheḥ
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śucā* -
  • śuca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    śucā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • gatiś -
  • gati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    gati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • citrā* -
  • citra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    citrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • jantuṣu -
  • jantu (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • krīḍato* -
  • krīḍat (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    krīḍat (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    krīḍ -> krīḍat (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √krīḍ class 1 verb], [ablative single from √krīḍ class 1 verb], [genitive single from √krīḍ class 1 verb]
    krīḍ -> krīḍat (participle, neuter)
    [ablative single from √krīḍ class 1 verb], [genitive single from √krīḍ class 1 verb]
    krīḍ (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • vidheḥ -
  • vidhi (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    vidhi (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    vidh (verb class 6)
    [optative active second single]
    vidh (verb class 6)
    [optative active second single]
  • Line 2: “tadabhadraṃ yathā tadvaddadyādbhadraṃ sa eva vaḥ
  • tada -
  • tada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhadram -
  • bhadram (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    bhadra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhadra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    bhadrā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • tadvad -
  • tadvat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    tadvat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • dadyād -
  • (verb class 3)
    [optative active third single]
  • bhadram -
  • bhadram (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    bhadra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhadra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    bhadrā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • sa* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vaḥ -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.34.298

Cover of edition (2005)

Kathasaritsagar
by Kedarnath Sharma Saraswat (2005)

The Only Edition with the Sanskrit Text and its Hindi Translation (An Old and Rare Book) Set of 3 Vol.

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Cover of edition (2013)

Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva Bhatta (Sanskrit Text Only)
by Vasudeva Laksmana Sastri (2013)

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Cover of edition (1995)

Katha Sarit Sagar in Marathi
by H. A Bhave (1995)

Set of 5 Volumes; Published by Varada Books, Pune. 2256 pages (Throughout B/W Illustrations).

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Cover of edition (2014)

Katha Sarit Sagara (Tamil)
by S. V. Ganapati (எஸ். வி. கணபதி) (2014)

[கதா சரித் சாகரம்] Published by Alliance Publications.

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Cover of Bengali edition

Galpa Shono
by Abhijit Chattopadhyay (2014)

[গল্প শোনো] Galpa Shono: Bengali Translation of 'Suno Kahani From Katha Sarit Sagar'; 9788126015436; Published by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.

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Preview of verse 12.34.298 in Bengali sript:
তত্কিং শুচা গতিশ্চিত্রা জন্তুষু ক্রীডতো বিধেঃ ।
তদভদ্রং যথা তদ্বদ্দদ্যাদ্ভদ্রং স এব বঃ ॥ ২৯৭ ॥

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